Lexus Is Timing Belt Or Chain ? (1998 – 2017)

Does A Lexus Is Have A Timing Belt (Cambelt) Or A Chain?

Here is a list of timing belts and timing chains for a Lexus Is. Reference the model year with the corresponding engine to see if your car has a belt or a chain.


Lexus Is
Model YearEngineBelt / Chain
1998 - 2005 (IS 200 and IS 300)2.0 L 1G-FE I6timing belt
2.0 L 3S-GE I4 timing belt
3.0 L 2JZ-GE I6timing belt
2005 - 2013 (IS 200d, IS 250, IS 300 and IS 350)2.2 L 2AD-FHV I4timing chain
2.5 L 4GR-FSE V6timing chain
3.0 L 3GR-FE V6timing chain
3.5 L 2GR-FSE V6timing chain
5.0 L 2UR-GSE V8timing chain
2013 - 2017(IS 200t, IS 250, IS 350, IS 300, IS 300h)2.0L I4 8AR-FTStiming chain
2.5 L 4GR-FSE V6timing chain
3.5 L 2GR-FSE V6timing chain
2.5L I4 2AR-FSEtiming chain
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Which models have a belt/chain?


1998 - 2005:

For the 1998 to 2005 models the Lexus is 200 and is 300 both have timing belts.

2005 - 2013:

For the 2005 to 2013 models, the is 200d, is 250, is 300 and is 350 all feature timing chains.

2013 - 2017:

For the 2013 to 2017 models, the Lexus is 200t, 300h and is 300 are all chain driven.